The silhouette of Japan's highest mountain Mount Fuji (C) is seen beyond buildings in Tokyo (REUTERS/Issei Kato).
Japan in Recession: Questions to Ask on the Future of Abenomics
November 20, 2014,
Japan is back in recession, and the figures on Japan’s economic performance over the past six months matter greatly, writes Mireya Solís. Solís argues that the figures were instrumental in Prime Minister Abe’s decision to delay the second increase in the consumption tax and to call for a snap election to renew his public mandate after this important change in the course of economic policy, prompting many to ponder the future of Abenomics.